According to ABC7, two sisters in New Jersey believe that a pet dog helped them discover they each had breast cancer. Amanda Tasca and her older sister Amy Niosi,  believe that Tasca’s pug Daisy saved their lives.

Tasca discovered a tumor when Daisy jumped on her and caused discomfort, “This one jumped on my chest and I was like, ‘Ow, that kind of hurt,'” Tasca told ABC7,  motioning to Daisy. Niosi found a lump after her sister while watching television. Niosi later found she had stage 3 breast cancer and cancer in her lymph nodes.


“I 100% know it was her. And throughout my entire recovery she’s never left my side,” Tasca said of Daisy.

A doctor also shared her thoughts on Daisy’s discovery. “This is definitely a first for me,” Dr. Deena Mary Atieh Graham told ABC7.  “Generally, we recommend screening mammograms, but whatever way we can discover things as quickly as we can.” Both sisters are on their way to recovery and have been given good prognoses by their doctors. Both sisters are urging everyone to check themselves for lumps and watch changes in their bodies.

See the family, below:

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